Packer Plus - - News - PACK­ERS CHAT RYAN WOOD

Pack­ers beat writer Ryan Wood an­swered ques­tions from read­ers Mon­day, a day af­ter Green Bay’s loss to the Saints. Read the tran­script at www.json­­ers.

Q: (Brett) Hund­ley was a dis­ap­point­ment but that’s not my con­cern. What does it take for (Dom) Capers to be held ac­count­able? This is not the Saints of 3 years ago. Very lim­ited weapons but the Pack couldn’t stop the run or the pass. The pass rush was nonex­is­tent. 10 play­ers in the field twice. Re­ceivers open

by 5 yards. How bad does it have to be be­fore GB fires him?

A: The de­fense was a dis­ap­point­ment in the se­cond half. It was un­able to build off the early in­ter­cep­tions. Once Drew Brees got into his rhythm, the Pack­ers were back on their heels. But, and this is im­por­tant, the Pack­ers did not lose Sun­day’s game be­cause of de­fense. An­other way to put that: the Pack­ers de­fense played well enough to win with Aaron Rodgers at quar­ter­back, not with Brett Hund­ley. That’s prob­a­bly go­ing to be the story of their sea­son. It’ll have to play bet­ter with a backup quar­ter­back. Of course, it won’t be go­ing against Drew Brees every week.

Q: What are the chances the Pack­ers ap­proach (Tony) Romo about be­ing their QB for the rest of the sea­son? Hund­ley just isn’t cut­ting it.

A: I still don’t think that’s nec­es­sary. Hund­ley, to me, still gives the Pack­ers their best chance to win. There were some promis­ing mo­ments yes­ter­day. He’s clearly ath­letic enough to make plays with his legs, which can move the chains. He just can’t go 12-for-25. Part of his low com­ple­tion per­cent­age was throw­aways, but Hund­ley wasn’t con­sis­tently ac­cu­rate. He missed two throws to Jordy Nel­son in the first half: un­der­throw­ing Nel­son deep for what could’ve been a touch­down, and sail­ing a back­shoul­der throw wide out of bounds. He also sailed an im­por­tant dumpoff to Aaron Jones be­fore half­time that might’ve got­ten the Pack­ers into field goal range. Maybe Hund­ley’s ac­cu­racy im­proves as he gets more com­fort­able go­ing for­ward. If it does, he’ll be a bet­ter passer, and that could be dan­ger­ous with his ath­leti­cism.

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